Ian Dury - New Boots and Panties!!

Limited Edition 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl Reissue

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New Boots and Panties!! is the debut studio album by English singer-songwriter Ian Dury and the Blockheads, originally released in September 1977 via Stiff Records.

Quickly gaining a reputation as one of the top new wave music acts, Ian Dury and the Blockheads' rose to fame with their first single "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll", which was named Single of the Week by NME on its release. It was soon followed by the album New Boots and Panties!!, which achieved platinum status. (Although it has been claimed that Dury coined the phrase "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll", a similar phrase had been used by Australian band Daddy Cool for the title of their 1972 album Sex, Dope & Rock'n'Roll: Teenage Heaven). The band built up a dedicated following in the UK and other countries and scored several hit singles, including "What a Waste", "Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick" (which became a UK number one at the beginning of 1979, selling just short of a million copies) and "Reasons to be Cheerful, Part 3".

Produced by Peter Jenner, Laurie Latham, and Rick Walton, and recorded at The Workhouse Studios in London, New Boots and Panties!! was the debut album by Ian Dury and the Blockheads. Often cited as one of the first classic UK punk albums, the record also covers a diverse range of musical styles reflecting Dury's influences and background in pub rock, taking in funk, disco, British music hall and early rock and roll, courtesy of Dury's musical hero Gene Vincent.

Colin Larkin editor of the Encyclopedia of Popular Music writes "...Dury's dry wit, sensitivity and brilliant lyrical caricatures were evident in his songs such as "Clever Trevor", "Billericay Dickie", "Wake Up And Make Love To Me" , the beautifully poignant "My Old Man" and the tribute song "Sweet Gene vincent"..." and calls New Boots and Panties!! "the late Ian Dury's greatest album; rarely has a musical artist been so loved and respected... He should be remembered for his dynamite band the Blockheads and this necessary album..."

Widely considered to be the best album of Ian Dury's career, it is also his best selling, having been certified platinum status in the UK. Initally sales of the album during the first few months after its release were modest, and the album's only single, "Sweet Gene Vincent", failed to chart. However, the following three Ian Dury and the Blockheads singles, "What a Waste", "Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick" and "Reasons to be Cheerful, Part 3", all reached the top ten of the UK Singles Chart, and their success kept the album in the spotlight and ensured consistent sales over the next two years.

New Boots and Panties!! received overwhelming acclaim from the music press upon its release. 

New Boots and Panties!! was among the UK's top 30 best selling albums of both 1978 and 1979, and eventually peaked at number 5 in the UK Albums Chart in February 1979, some 17 months after its release, in the wake of "Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick"'s chart-topping success.

The album's title comes from Dury's habit of buying clothes second hand, and refers to the only items of clothing he insisted on buying new.

Following Ian Dury's death in March 2000, the album was remade in 2001 as a tribute album under the title Brand New Boots And Panties. Except for "My Old Man" and "Billericay Dickie", The Blockheads played on all the tracks, with vocals provided by various artists including Robbie Williams, Paul McCartney, Sinéad O'Connor, Madness, Billy Bragg, Wreckless Eric and others.

This LP record is reissued (June 2015) on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl with a printed inner sleeve and plastic dust cover (unsealed), pressed in Europe via Demon Records.








Wake Up And Make Love With Me



Sweet Gene Vincent



I'm Partial To Your Abracadabra



My Old Man



Billericay Dickie



Clevor Trever



If I Was With A Woman






Plaistow Patricia



Blackmail Man



SKU 5014797891418
Record Label Demon Records
Label / Model # BBC Worldwide
Catalogue Number DEMREC56
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 23 June 2015
Original Release Date (Year) 30 September 1977
Barcode # 5014797891418
Shipping Weight 0.3000kg
Shipping Width 0.005m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000493000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, Printed Inner Sleeve, Reissue
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock & Popular

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